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5 KEY THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT SS16

04.02.16

SS16 has now officially launched at Reiss so we’ve pin-pointed five key things to know about the collection that will help you invest wisely now and set the tone for a season in style. Click here to shop new arrivals or for a more detailed overview of the inspiration behind the collection, head to The SS16 Report. 

1. THE HERO COLOUR

Forever feminine and (admittedly) less than ground-breaking, pink is the womenswear colour du jour, but this season sees it imagined in a contemporary shade that’s far removed from the candy colours of our childhood.  Now, it becomes a grown-up take on a classic that works well against earthy, neutral hues – think a dusky palette in sumptuous suedes and fluid silhouettes. Dare to style it head-to-toe or choose a single block-colour piece and wear it to ground painterly springtime prints.

2. THE KEY TREND

If there’s a single hero trend to invest in for SS16, it’s the safari influence that runs throughout the collection. Inspired by the runway but with a distinctly wearable, urban twist, this look will ensure you tap into your wilder side in the most sophisticated way. Utilitarian silhouettes feature oversized pockets and self-tie waist belts and work to emphasise earthy hues. Work the look from head to toe or keep things subtle with one hero piece.

Shop the Yuki trench coat, Fleur knit, Raine pencil skirt

3. THE ACCESSORY TO INVEST IN

Our fascination with flat shoes continues this season with the leather Volta style stealing the top spot in our line-up of must-have shoes. Comfort meets fashion – which in itself is a winner – and variations include designs that work both on and off duty, as well as for day and night. Whether you’re styling them to keep a statement look grounded or putting a grown-up spin on playful separates, they’re sure to be the hardest working pair in your footwear rotation.

Shop the Volta leather flats

4. THE FABRICS IN FOCUS

Naturally more lightweight than leather and therefore perfectly suited to warmer months, suede is the fabric in focus for SS16. It brings a certain softness to the collection, crafted to the classic jacket and accessory options that we know and love as well as fresh new trend-led styles. Look out for new iterations that feel resolutely modern. The dress, for example, is one of the most sophisticated ways to work the look.

5. THE CAPSULE COLLECTION

The tricky transition between seasons is currently underway, so now is the opportune time to start building your SS16 wardrobe. With our top picks from what’s available now, you’ll lay the groundwork for a stylish spring and give your wardrobe the refresh it deserves. From a trophy jacket to your new go-to dress, these are the pieces that will go the distance.

Shop the Willow suede jacket, the Dakota skirt, Vinnie blouse, Margeaux dress